The 11th in the series of 14 "Texas Rangers" westerns from P.R.C. that starred Dave O'Brien and Jim Newill, before Newill was replaced by Tex Ritter in the concluding eight films of a very ... See full summary »

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Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Texas Rangers set out to learn the identity of a masked horse thief who is trying to stop a mail line run between two cities.

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson
Western
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Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

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Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan
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Western
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The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton
Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Music
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Director: Harry L. Fraser
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Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson
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Director: Oliver Drake
Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson
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Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Bob Steele, Al St. John, Rex Lease
Action | Adventure | Romance
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Director: Harry S. Webb
Stars: Bob Steele, Richard Cramer, Gertrude Messinger
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gold has been found and Sharp is out to get the land. He has the land owners killed and then has Watson forge new deeds. Cheyenne and Fuzzy arrive in time to save Trent. Then they go after the gang and its leader.

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jennifer Holt
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Director: Harry L. Fraser
Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson
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Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien)
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Jed Wilkins
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Kendall Lowther (as Charles King Jr.)
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The 11th in the series of 14 "Texas Rangers" westerns from P.R.C. that starred Dave O'Brien and Jim Newill, before Newill was replaced by Tex Ritter in the concluding eight films of a very bad 22-films series: Lillian Wilkins and her old Civil War Veteran Uncle Jed Wilkins own a ranch through which a pipeline will be laid. They are unaware of this but Dan Tyndall, Joe Hyslop and Tom Binns are aware of the possibilities for a quick profit and set out to prove through crooked-surveyor Sam Brisco that the land has been improperly surveyed and not rightfully the possession of the Wilkins. They go to family friend and attorney Kendall Lowther for advice and this is not a good move as Lowther is actually the brains behind the scheme to beat them out of their property. But Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt and Jim Steele show up to take a hand on the side of the Wilkins. That also means that Panhandle Perkins, accompanied by Lee Zahler's horrific comedy scoring, will also show up. Wilkerson's comedy ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SIX GUNS BARKING---FISTS CRASHING! In a showdown against the killer gang! See more »

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31 March 1944 (USA)  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Followed by The Pinto Bandit (1944) See more »

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Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground
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Written by Walter Kittredge
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Populist tinge
1 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

That weaponry belonging to Dave O'Brien, James Newill, and Guy Wilkerson are the Guns Of The Law referred to in the title. The three are Texas Rangers and in this film of the PRC series they are responding to some crooked surveying that is throwing a lot of honest ranchers off their land.

The call for help came from Budd Buster and Jennifer Holt, father and daughter owners of a small ranch and Buster was at one time Guy Wilkerson's commanding officer in the Confederate army. But he's gone a bit soft in the head and to put him at ease, Wilkerson wears his old Confederate uniform throughout the picture.

B westerns sometimes had a populist tinge to them and Guns Of The Law definitely fits in that category. For villains we get a crooked surveyor and a crooked lawyer behind him. But they get taken care of in the usual cowboy way.

PRC was a poverty row studio so don't expect much. Still it's OK entertainment then and now for a Saturday matinée.


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